Admission to Std 1 only at 5: Kageri

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Primary and Secondary Education minister Visveswara Hegde Kageri said the State government would issue an order to the effect that a child should have completed five years as on May 31 that year while seeking admission to class I.

The rule will be applicable to all government, aided and private schools and the education department will take measures to ensure it is strictly followed. He said a centralised monitoring system will be evolved to verify the age of a child seeking admission. Kageri said the heads of institutions will have to insist on age proof (birth certificate) during admission and forward the documents to the education department.

The education department officials said non-availability of a birth certificate would not mean that the child will be denied admission. “In such cases, parents/guardians have to file a statement that the child has completed five years,” they said.

The officials said several studies had revealed that a child below five years was not psychologically prepared for classroom teaching. Kageri, however, said the government would not disturb under-aged students.

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